In partnership with U.S. Paralympics, the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) is pleased to host a Tandem Cycling Development Camp for riders who are blind and visually impaired at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 7-14 May 2014. The focus will be on active duty and veterans who have experienced some vision loss, but all B/VI athletes may apply.
Military veterans and active duty service members are strongly encouraged to attend as either pilots or stokers. Approved military athletes are fully funded to the camp. Riders must possess the fitness and equipment necessary to make it through the week-long cycling camp. Only road tandems are approved equipment for this camp.
If you do not have a bike or a pilot (partner) to ride with you at camp, USABA may be able to provide them, so please notify USABA when you apply.
Cyclists will learn bike handling skills, safe riding techniques and road racing strategies. Riders are on their bikes twice per day and will ride 100 miles for the week. Athletes will practice skills, engage in race simulations and have classroom discussions nightly.
Click this link to download a copy of the camp application.
Applications must be submitted no later than 5 April. For more information contact: Pam Fernandes, Camp Coordinator, Pamala@quikus.com, 781-449-9563.